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LibrarySearch Help

This guide provides information on the different ways you can use LibrarySearch to locate print and electronic resources.

Request a Print Book

You can request a UO Libraries' book held at any of our locations to be sent to your preferred pickup location--any of our branch libraries, as well as home delivery. To do this click on the book's title and then scroll down to "Request Options," select the "Request UO Item" link, and select your preferred delivery option. If the book is currently checked out this option also serves as a way to recall the book. You must be logged in to your Library Account to see the request options.

Request UO Item link in LibrarySearch

Request a Chapter from a Print Book

If you only need a chapter from a print book the UO Libraries provides a service called Document Delivery where you can place a request to have a copy of the item made for your use (subject to copyright restrictions). To request a print chapter in LibrarySearch, click on the title then scroll down to "Request Options: Document Delivery." Complete the form with information about the chapter--including page numbers--to complete the request. You must be signed in to your Library Account to see the request options.

Request a chapter from a print book

Beyond UO Libraries: Summit

If the book you want is checked out from the UO Libraries, or if it's not available from UO Libraries, you can request it through the Summit system. Summit is an organization of academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest. Members can borrow materials quickly and easily among libraries.

**Due to COVID-19 restrictions, not all Summit member libraries are able to participate, and requests are taking about 10 days to fulfill.

To make a Summit request, you must be signed in to your LibrarySearch Account. Once you are signed in, you will be able to see the "Place Summit Request (about 10 days) link (see examples below).

EXAMPLE: Book is checked out from UO Libraries.

Request item from Summit when UO's copy is checked out

EXAMPLE: Book is not available from UO Libraries.

Summit request item link

Beyond UO Libraries: Interlibrary Loan

If you need an item that is not available through the UO Libraries, you can request it through our interlibrary loan service (ILL).


Start your search:

You can search hundreds of libraries from around the world using WorldCat. It is linked directly from the UO Libraries homepage (see below).

WorldCat link

Request an item:

If you find an item you want in WorldCat, look for the green button that says "Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan (about 10 days) (see below).

Interlibrary loan request button in WorldCat

 

Log in to the ILLiad system:

On the next screen, you will log in to the interlibrary loan request system, or ILLiad, using your DuckID.

Submit your request:

After you log in to ILLiad, the request form may automatically fill in with the item's citation information. If not, fill out the form with as much information as you have about the item, e.g., author, title, publisher, date. When you are done, click "submit."

Check the status of your request:

You will get an email when your item has arrived and is ready for pickup. To check the status of your request, log in to your ILLiad account.

Pickup & Delivery Options

Due to current safety-related modifications, our pickup and delivery options have changed. Please use pickup locations instead of home delivery when possible, and submit requests judiciously.

Knight Library

Requested materials can be picked up at the Knight Library Checkout & Reserves Desk Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-9:00 pm, and Friday 8:00 am-7:00 pm. When requesting items in LibrarySearch, after signing in with your credentials, select the Knight Library option in the Pickup Location drop-down. We will notify you when the material is ready.

Knight Pickup Window

Knight Library Pickup Window

If you don't have other reasons to come inside Knight Library, you can pick up requested materials at the pickup window near the east front entrance (the side closest to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art). When requesting items in LibrarySearch, after signing in with your credentials, select the Knight Library option in the Pickup Location drop-down. We will notify you by e-mail when the item is ready.

Pickup Window Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Design Library

Requested materials can be picked up at the Design Library service desk Monday-Friday 10:00 am-3:00 pm. When requesting items in LibrarySearch, after signing in with your credentials, select the Design Library option in the Pickup Location drop-down. We will notify you by email when the material is ready.

Price Science Commons & Research Library

Requested materials can be picked up at the Price Science Commons and Research Library Monday-Thursday 10:00 am-7:00 pm, and Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm. When requesting items in LibrarySearch, after signing in with your credentials, select the Price Science Commons and Research Library option in the Pickup Location drop-down. We will notify you when the material is ready.

Law Library Curbside Pickup

Requested materials can be picked up at the law library during open hours. When requesting items in LibrarySearch, after signing in with your credentials, select the Jaqua E. Law Library option in the Pickup Location drop-down. We will notify you when the material is ready. Library Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-7:00 pm; Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please bring photo ID when you have arrived at the south entrance next to the Knight Law Center parking lot (Lot 43) and call the Circulation Desk (541-346-3088). We will meet you at the door with your materials.

Portland Library & Learning Commons Curbside Pickup

Requested materials can also be picked up at the Portland Library and Learning Commons. When requesting items in LibrarySearch, after signing in with your credentials, select the Portland Library and Learning Commons option in the Pickup Location drop-down. We will notify you when the item is ready.

Pickup Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Please bring your UO ID or other official ID to the White Stag Block entrance at 70 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209. If you are unable to enter the building with badge access, please contact us ahead of time to schedule pickup, pdxlib@uoregon.edu or 503-412-3671.

Home Delivery

If none of these pickup options work for you, you can also request items to be mailed to your home address. Please enter your mailing address in the request form (see below). We will page the items and ship them to you via FedEx at no charge to you. Material can be returned to the book drops at Knight Library or the Portland Library and Learning Commons, or by mail to University of Oregon Libraries, 1501 Kincaid St., Eugene, OR 97403-1299.

Make Your Request

To select any of these pickup/delivery options. follow these steps (see examples below):

  1. Find the item you want in LibrarySearch
  2. Sign in with your UO credentials.
  3. Click the "Request UO item" link
  4. Select your preferred pickup or delivery option. If you select "Home Delivery," please include your mailing address in the space provided.
  5. Click "Request."

LibrarySearch request UO item

LibrarySearch pickup options menu

 

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